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There aren’t any clocks in Clarke’s. In fact, the entire diner feels like someone hit the pause button. The mauve, vinyl-covered booths are held together with duct tape that’s two shades too dark, and the …

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When federal funds get cut, science feels the squeeze — and so does Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine. Last year, when Congress failed to pass a new budget, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a …

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Falling in love, hooking up, “hanging out,” meeting friends, trolling your matches — whatever you may be looking for, the Tinder app has been a one-stop-shop for all of the above since it was introduced …

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Lloyd Scroggins’ husky rendition of “My Girl” filled the tourist-crowded street, echoing off the windowed walls of the Crain Communications building on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street. On the overcast, 60-degree October …

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For most people, the words “math” and “adventure” don’t go together. But for University of Utah mathematics professor Ken Golden, the two words might as well be synonyms. Golden, 56, has been to Antarctica seven …

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A real Midwestern fall almost always comes with hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick, roasted pumpkin seeds, hayrides, corn mazes and leaves of every color on trees. Here in Chicago, the trees may change …

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After four years, Loyola’s Rome Start program is finally hitting its stride. Through the program, Loyola gives students who were either born in or lived in another country the chance to study in Rome at …

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Death, displacement and destruction is on the minds of Syrian-Americans in Chicago. The four-year-long civil war in Syria has affected people from the Middle East to the Midwest. The war has largely been out of …